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Friday, July 2,2010

USDA increases corn acreage projection

by DTN
Corn acreage is up 2 percent and soybean acreage is up 2 percent over a year ago, according to USDAs Planted Acreage report released early last Wednesday.

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Friday, June 11,2010

Vote to limit EPA power on climate change close

by DTN
A vote in the U.S. Senate to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from going it alone in battling carbon dioxide emissions was deemed destined to fail last week without new last-minute support, according to congressional and private-sector sources.

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Friday, June 11,2010

Senate panel to begin work on farm bill

by DTN
The Senate Agriculture Committee will begin a series of hearings ahead of drafting a new U.S. farm law by examining our most vital resourceour food supply, said chairman Blanche Lincoln last Tuesday.

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Friday, May 28,2010

Effort would block regulation of carbon dioxide

by DTN
The Senate is set to vote next month on permanently stopping the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating pollution linked to global warming from factories, utilities and oil refineries, a spokesman for Sen. Lisa Murkowski said last Tuesday.

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Friday, May 28,2010

Business is booming for farm and ranch managers

by DTN
One of the statistics people forget is how much farmland is owned by folks who do not farm it. Throughout the central Midwest, 50 percent or better is owned by people who do not farm it. Its all land that is leased to farmers either custom farmed, share cropped or cash rent, Farrell said.

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Friday, May 21,2010

Special use valuation eases the pain of land inflation

by DTN
Although the federal estate tax law is currently in congressional limbo, its still important to plan for your farms succession. For those who die in 2010, Congress has eliminated the federal estate taxjust for one year.

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Friday, May 7,2010

Beef talks with Japan to resume soon

by DTN
Japanese and U.S. officials will meet soon, perhaps as early as this month, for the first in a series of planned sessions to discuss improving beef trade between the two countries, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said last Tuesday..

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Friday, April 30,2010

High grasshopper numbers possible

by DTN
Entomologists are concerned about high numbers of pasture-eating grasshoppers this year, though the extent of the infestation wont be known until late May or early June, according to Bob Wright, entomologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincolns (UNL) Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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Monday, April 19,2010

Changing fluids, filters keeps your hard-charging tractors up and running

by DTN
Changing fluids and filters in your tractor is an important, sometimes overlooked, duty. Lets face it; its a pain. There is some significant cost to doing this maintenance, but it is money well spentand not all that much compared to the cost of a blown engine or replacing a transmission with gears ground to shards of scrap metal.

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Friday, April 9,2010

Colorado submits revised roadless rules

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The state of Colorado last week unveiled its final plan to guide management of 4.2 million acres of roadless lands within the states 11 national forests and submitted it for federal approval.

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